Kirsten's Corner Jewelry

Vintage Bohemian Tribal Jade Necklace & Earrings

A beautiful Vintage tribal-style necklace and earring set, with a touch of East-meets-West. The necklace origin is unknown but the craftsmanship on the jade and its chain appears to be from China or nearby. The necklace and earrings date to between 1920-40, and are in great condition. They are made of a base metal that have a nice soft yellow color, and the necklace as well as the earrings have been hand-made. At one point the set could have been gold plated, but it is not surprising that they are made of metal because at this time, tribal jewelry was not made of gold. You can see the craftsmanship in the individual linking of the chains, where every detail is considered. 
On the earrings, each ornate and hollowed metal ball is 3/4 of an inch, with clusters of different colored jade on top and below. The earring dangles 1-1/4 inches and with the chain it measures 2-1/4 inches total. The hooks on the earring are brand new and are 14 karat gold. 
The necklace is made up of 9 hanging hollowed balls, with jade clusters, and the clasp at the end of the necklace has a carved jade flower as a detail. The jade takes on different greens again, and the selection is quite nice. It has not been dyed and it is natural jade. The necklace feels quite substantial, with much ornamentation that lays flat and nicely on the chest when worn. The necklace measures 15 inches around and the drop details hang about 2-1/2 inches down. 
This piece is in great vintage quality. It makes a beautiful set to wear, to add a Bohemian look to any dress. Sold as a set.

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